Dustin Dorsey Sports Blog | Week two in the NFL was about as crazy as the week in college football. Upsets everywhere.
Posted September 21, 2015 by Dustin Dorsey in
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by: Dustin Dorsey
Week two in the NFL was about as crazy as the week in college football. Upsets everywhere. It just goes to show that any team can win or lose on any given Sunday.
Big game in Philly this weekend that had a certain USC vs Stanford feel to it. Major playoff implications in just week two between the Cowboys and the Eagles. It was a defensive battle as the Cowboys won the game by a final score of 20-10. One would think that the major story line from the game would be that DeMarco Murray rushed for less than ten yards in his first game against his former team, but that was not the biggest story. His former quarterback Tony Romo had to be helped off the field as he once again broke his left clavicle. He’s expected to be out at least 8 weeks. This is a major loss for the team and with Brandon Weeden under center, the fate of the Cowboys is up in the air.
Now to the rest of the league, holy upsets! Redskins beat the Rams, Bucs beat the Saints, Vikings beat the Lions and the Jags beat the Dolphins just to name a few. All teams were just coming off losses in week one and shocked the NFL world in week two. This is exactly what the NFL wants, a level playing field where anyone can win. This should make the rest of the season very interesting. At this point, there’s still no clear cut Super Bowl teams lined up.
The Bay Area was once again split with happiness and sadness as the Niners took a step backward and the Raiders pulled off a major upset. This was the Raider team that I expected to see this season under Jack Del Rio. We’ll see if they can continue. On the other side of the Bay, this too was the team I expected to see as the Niners lost huge to the Steelers. The defense showed that they have major holes to fill after the departures of several stars as they gave up almost 200 yards receiving to Antonio Brown. After the big week one win, the question marks are back.
There is still one week two game left to play tonight when Ryan Fitzmagic, err Fitzpatrick, takes on Andrew Luck and the Colts in Indy. The Colts are coming off a surprising loss to the Bills week one where the Jets are rolling after a dominating win versus the Browns. I fully expect Luck to bounce back despite the strong defensive unit of the Jets. Knowing how Luck is, I know he’ll come out firing early. I’ll take the Colts 27-14.
Hopefully the season continues to be as exciting as it was this weekend. Looking forward to more upsets this year.
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